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PursuitofSanity

PursuitofSanity

Joined April 2018

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The Call of the Wild | Jack London
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I‘m not sure how I made it this long without reading this one, but I really enjoyed it. It‘s brutal, and dark and powerful, and Buck is a delightful character. Worth the (very short) read. #serialreader #GreatAmericanRead #GAR

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Gullivers Travels | Johnathan Swift
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Mehso-so

My first read on serial reader, an a selection for the #greatamericanread I enjoyed parts of it, and can certainly see why it‘s a classic, but I was never transported, and never forgot that I was reading something that I was “supposed” to have read.

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Bailedbailed

A patient told me that they found Dr. Peterson‘s videos inspirational, so even though I knew he‘d said some pretty awful things, I figured I‘d give the book a try. Nope.

Well-ReadNeck Yikes!!! Good to know. Saw this book one at my library. Will pass for sure! 2y
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Heather, the Totality | Matthew Weiner
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Mehso-so

For me the overall effect of this one was meh. It had me totally gripped for a moment in the middle, but then it lost some of it‘s force. Heather and Bobby were for my the more interesting characters, and I found myself annoyed and more than a little bored with Mark and Karen as the end approached. It‘s interesting, but ultimately a little unsatisfying.

BarbaraBB Totally agree! 2y
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Improvement | Joan Silber
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Outdoor table, beautiful day, delicious coffee, good book. What more could a girl ask for?! This was more interconnected short stories than a novel with a single narrative, and the writing is absolutely lovely.

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Mehso-so

Picked this one up for the #tournamentofbooks non-fiction pop up that‘s coming up. Parts of it were beautiful and resonant and lovely. Roxane Gay is a treasure, but I‘ve gotten more out of her other work. This often felt repetitive, and while I think that is an intentional demonstration of the power of rumination and bad cycles of behavior, I think that it could have been shorter and stronger for it. Looking forward to the #TOB discussion!

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The Sirens of Titan | Kurt Vonnegut
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Another book from the #GreatAmericanRead list, this one worthy of the “GREAT.” I‘ve read quite a bit of Vonnegut but this might be my new favorite, and it‘s certainly going to inspire me to read anything else I haven‘t gotten to yet. So riveting. So beautiful. So very very good.

CoffeeNBooks I've read a few of Vonnegut's works, and liked them. I'll have to check this one out. 2y
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Along Came a Spider | James Patterson
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I picked this up because Alex Cross is on the #GreatAmericanRead list and I‘d never read any of the books in the series. What a delicious thriller! To me books like this are candy: joy with little nutritional value. I‘m not sure that I would call it worthy of being America‘s favorite, but good thrillers totally belong in the conversation about what makes a book great.

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The Dark Tower | Stephen King
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Day Three of my Seven Day Book Challenge. The Dark Tower - it‘s all one book. One enormous, glorious, book.

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This book was beautifully written. Usually I‘m not a huge fan of true crime, but McNamara did an amazing job weaving together the mystery with a memoir of her obsession, and a very humanistic portrait of the victims and the investigators (both law enforcement and hobbyists). The result was engrossing and propulsive. I finished it last night, and they caught him today. I‘m sure, somewhere, she‘s thrilled.

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Day 2 of my Seven Day Book challenge. Posting one favorite/meaningful book per day, without commentary. Feel free to play along, and tag me if you do.

katiegyoga One of my favorite Reccs! 2y
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Ender's Game | Orson Scott Card
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My cousin challenged me on Facebook to do a seven day book challenge: Seven favorite and/or special books shared without comment or explanation. I figured that was the sort of content to share here as well. I don‘t know other littens well enough to know who would want to play along, so I invite all of you. Please tag me if you decide to play. Day One: Ender‘s Game

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Boston Public Library | Catherine J. Willis
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Love the way the skylights let the sun in. The Boston Public Library is a beautiful place to read.

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I am utterly fascinated by this list of finalists and totally on board for this show. What do other people think? How many of the top 100 have you read? Notable absences from the list? Favorites? I am so into the idea of talking about this.

PursuitofSanity The big surprises for me on the first look are places where the “one work per author” rule has led to a selection I find surprising: Sirens of Titan as the representative Vonnegut? The Intuitionist over The Underground Railroad for Colson Whitehead? Tom Sawyer over Huckleberry Finn? I‘m also a little surprised given the clear inclusion of YA and SciFi that Ender Wiggin isn‘t present in the discussion. 2y
lauraodom I‘ve read 40. Some of them I don‘t think I‘ll ever read. 2y
PursuitofSanity I‘ve read about half, even being into this won‘t make me read 50 Shades, but this will move some of the others up the pile. 2y
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Boston Public Library Lucky Day Collection, how do I love thee?

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Not a bad way to spend a Sunday afternoon. I read these years ago, but it is amazing how little I remember. Glad I decided to reread before tackling The Book of Dust.

Chelleo Looks like a well spent Sunday! Welcome to Litsy! New book friends are the best! We hope you‘re loving it here! Checkout these #Litsytips: http://bit.ly/litsytips and #LitsyHowTo videos: http://bit.ly/litsyvideos There‘s so many fun things to do: book exchanges, buddy reads, photo challenges and more! Check out #LitsyHappenings for details. @LitsyWelcomeWagon 2y
PursuitofSanity Thanks for the Welcome! Looking forward to learning more. 2y
RaimeyGallant Welcome from me too. :) Also, a few days ago, I asked everyone who was willing to follow back newer users to comment on a post. If you're interested, about 240 people have so far. To find the post, you can either scroll down my page, or use the magnifying glass icon, then select tags, then type: DirectUsersToThisTagButDontPostOrCommentWithIt ...Let me know if you decide to try it, because I'm excited to know how it works out for people :) 2y
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